Do you believe God has uniquely created you with a purpose and plan? We do.
That’s why we want everyone who calls Illuminate home to experience ROOTED.
ROOTED is a special 10-week small group journey that will help you connect with others while revolutionizing your relationship with God. ROOTED is more than a program, class, or group, it’s a process that will help you find your purpose in God’s story. ROOTED brings you and your group closer to God and each other through group discussions, a prayer experience, a serving experience, and an amazing celebration.
Step into the ROOTED journey!
What if you could know God is speaking to you through His Word, and you could feel the love of Jesus in a profound way? We want that way for you.
What if you could join a community of people who cared for you, listened to you, and supported you? You can.
Step into the ROOTED journey!
Rooted is the next chapter of your journey.
Through the ROOTED experience, you will deepen your connection with God, His Church, and your purpose in the epic story He is writing through human history. ROOTED is a catalyst for life change where discussion is held in a small group environment, creating a safe space for biblical exploration and practical discipleship.
You will begin to see God in new ways
and hear His voice in surprising places.
This world can be fragmented, isolated, and empty, but ROOTED allows you to experience a different way of life: community, intimacy, and grace. Through this experience, we hope you will be emboldened to live out your calling as a radical follower of Jesus.
Rooted is a significant commitment.
During the 10-week experience, you will go through various individual exercises (daily Bible reading, journaling, and prayer) and then meet weekly in your groups to talk about what you have learned. You will be surprised by what happens when your group gathers and begins to honestly share.
Pray together, share your story, and serve together.
There are three additional experiences designed to deepen some of the areas we explore. You’ll pray together, share your story, and serve together. On top of these experiences, we’ll also discuss where you are in your journey with Jesus. No matter where you stand in your relationship with Jesus at the beginning of ROOTED, there is always room to go deeper.
Celebrate the Journey
For some of us, that may mean deciding for the first time to follow Jesus and/or getting baptized. For others, it will mean letting go of the things of this world to follow His call more courageously. These kinds of defining moments will mean your life will never be the same.
Frequently Asked Questions
ROOTED is a 10-week discipleship program and a catalyst for life-change. It provokes questions and conversations and group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.
Registration is easy! Click on the link above and select which time/location box you want to register for and follow the steps. The cost is $25 per person to go through the course, which includes all sessions, your workbook, and other materials.
We understand that ROOTED is a large time commitment, but we believe it is worth it to invest in the entire process. If you know you are going to miss more than 2 meetings, we ask that you wait until the next session of ROOTED. The 10 weeks are a cumulative experience, and so we ask that every participant commit to honor each other by being at every meeting. We understand that emergencies come up, and you may need to cancel your ROOTED registration. You can cancel your registration and receive a full refund up until the end of the second week. Sorry, but we will not be able to give any refunds after this date.
ROOTED is the on-ramp to Community Groups. Your ROOTED group at the end of the 10 weeks can become your Community Group, and so we strongly advise that you go through ROOTED before joining an open Community Group.
You will receive your workbook the first time you meet together with your group. Your leader will have your material and walk you through how to use it.
We believe that ROOTED is a life-changing experience and we want everyone to participate! We understand that the ROOTED registration fee may be a burden for some, and we are happy to support you if that is your current situation. Please fill out the application for scholarship.
ROOTED Facilitators get a front row seat to something remarkable – God transforming lives. If you can agree with our leadership covenant, you may fill out an application to facilitate a group. One of our ROOTED Team members will then contact you personally.
Have a question that hasn’t been answered here?
We’d love to answer any questions you have about ROOTED! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays at 8, 9:30 & 11am
(in-person and online)
17800 N. Perimeter Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Nursery + kids meet during all services and grades 5/6 + SHINE, our special needs ministry, meet during 11am service only.